How to Call Israel From the U.S.


Making an international telephone call to Israel from the United States is nearly as simple as calling long distance within the United States. As with other long distance calls, you can call Israel in a variety of ways: direct dial, operator-assisted, by using a phone card or a 10-10 dial-around service or with an Internet-based systems like Skype or VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol).

Things You'll Need

  • Prepaid phone card
  • Skype
  • VoIP subscription
  • Make a direct dial call by dialing the United States' international access code (011), then Israel's country code (+972), and then your party's 1-digit area or city code and telephone number. If your party's phone number is 6 555 1212, you would dial 011 (+972) 6 555 1212.

  • Place an operator-assisted call by dialing 01, the country code, the area code and the telephone number. In our example, you'd dial 01 (+972) 6 555 1212 and wait for the operator to help you complete the call. Operator-assisted calls are more expensive, but useful if you're calling person-to-person and need to speak with a specific individual.

  • Call Israel using a prepaid phone card by dialing the provider's access number and entering your PIN (personal identification number) when instructed. Dial the entire destination number when prompted, just as when making a direct-dial call: (800) XXX-XXXX; (enter PIN); 011 (+972) 6 555 1212.

  • Use a 10-10, or a "dial-around" service, for international calls. Dial the plan's 7-digit access number and then enter the destination number: 1010-XXX; 011 (+972) 6 555 1212.

  • Use Skype software to call Israel if you subscribe to the service. Start the program and add the country code, area code and telephone number to your contacts list. Click "Call" or invoke the dial screen to make the call.

  • Call Israel using VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) networks just as you would when making a direct call: 011 (+972) 6 555 1212.

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